Thekla McDaniels wrote:Ach! forgive if this is already posted.I lost it before I hit submit, but I'm not really sure of anything but that I already wrote this
I commented on the perils of fruit trees early flowering. Many climates include a slow gentle steady warming, but mine does not! My suggestion for this situation is to place fruit trees in the coolest places on your property, north facing slope,or north side of large building (barn). This retards the flowering
Kamaar Taliaferro wrote:Perfect Circle Farm in VT
Sacred Circle Farm in VT
Fedco Up in Maine.
Haven't tried Oikos yet but they're doing cool stuff.
There's a relict tree nursery outside of Philadelphia. As I understand it, the guy who started it had done some work with an agricultural station in Tennessee collecting some choice genetics of various tree crops. One can get their hands on some genetic material. Think really large walnuts and hickories, high sugar honey locusts etc. I can't find the link to the story with the folks names who catalogue it.
Twisted Tree Farm.
Tripple Brook Farm.
On FB there's a Northeast Scion Exchange group and folk seem to have a lot of knowledge and plant material.
There's a Castanea Dentata Society that's doing some genetic work to revive the species. They'll send you some trees, for a donation.
Geneva Agricultural Station in NY. I know some folk around here who make good use of various state college affiliated agricultural stations. I think it's Missouri's that a lotta folk use? Their stock seems to go quickly.
I'm technically in 5b too. This past year we had a wild drought. The general trend has been hotter and drier stretches punctuated by storms. How much time do you have for management? How easy is it to get mulch materials? Is there a water source on the property?
Mike Haasl wrote:Apples, pears, walnuts, hickory, apricots, plums, cherry and probably many more in the tree department. Tons of woody berry bushes to choose from as well.
Check out some of Sean's food forest tours on Edible Acres on youtube, he's in upstate NY.